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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now? on: Today at 08:08:58 PM
Actually prefer the clean, monochrome, easily identifiable icons over multi-coloured, wtf is that blobs.

agreed.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: PSA: Woe to Thee Who Performs a Windows 10 Clean Install on: Today at 08:07:33 PM
thanks for the info.  I have cancelled my automatic upgrade not for any reason other than i wasn't comfortable with the way it got integrated in my windows update and task tray.  Most likely, I'll wait a year or more before making any windows 10 upgrades to my machines that matter.  windows 7 and 8.1 are running smooth right now.

one of my very knowledgeable friends did the windows 10 upgrade and is very satisfied with it.  but he does the whole xbox thing and the thing he was raving about was the tight/smooth integration with windows 10 and xbox.

One thing to keep in mind about Windows 7.  It is out of mainstream support right now, in the extended support period.  What does that mean?

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/lifepolicy

or for a more to the point comparison

http://www.networkworld.c...-of-extended-support.html
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: PSA: Woe to Thee Who Performs a Windows 10 Clean Install on: Today at 02:05:10 PM
I thought I would post this as a separate thread outside of the Windows 10 mega-thred so nobody missed it.
Thanks for taking the time, forewarned is foreboding.
 


... Oh Chris, never change.  Grin
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Privacy Concerns on: Today at 11:20:08 AM
My take on the whole thing can be summed up, by a very good quote from the reddit thread that I think applies to the whole post.

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That's my problem with this post. It tells people to change these settings to increase privacy, but does not explain what these changes actually do. No Onedrive integration, no Windows Defender, blocks Microsoft servers for diagnostics and feedback. It disables the p2p windows updates, which if I understand correctly could reduce bandwith usage if you have multiple computers in your network. I'm not going to do this on my computer, but I doubt Cortana is functional at all with all of these changes. Unplugging your PC is the most secure option, but you have to draw the line between functionality and security at some point. This post goes a bit further than I would like with disabling functionality.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Windows 10 Privacy Concerns on: Today at 11:11:49 AM
https://jonathan.porta.co...e-scary-privacy-defaults/

That whole post to me seems to be a combination of FUD, and Microsoft not being clear in what they mean/were applying these too.

But I did want to get others' take on it.

... and even before reading these, I'd already done the custom, and already turned all of these off.  I figured, if I needed anything, I could turn them on later.

Thoughts?
6  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread on: August 01, 2015, 02:14:28 PM
I have a feature request: Ignore all topics (current & future) started by a certain user.

I think we've gone down that route before (the asking) and his response (and a good one) was that sort of thing leads to the fragmentation of the community.  But maybe his opinion has changed.
* wraith808 shrugs
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 31, 2015, 04:38:09 PM
Here's a good review of the 11 inch: http://www.engadget.com/2...1/28/hp-stream-11-review/
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I'm ready to join the HTPC (home theater pc) revolution - what to get? on: July 31, 2015, 04:36:26 PM
well, it just seems like you get more bang for the buck with the alibaba options.  the NUC seem to be ok...but the alibaba items sure seem to pack a lot of power in a small, fanless unit for pretty cheap.  I'm actually a little curious how they are.  but ultimately, i'm having a hard time comparing the specs and prices of these things.  the cpus are so confusing.

Not an alibaba, but my foxconn seemed the same way- to pack punch into a small package.  The power supply was where the problem was, however.  And now it won't boot at all.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 31, 2015, 03:09:07 PM
I could use a nice lightweight (Windows) Laptop that doesn't cut my bank account to ribbons.

Depending on how literally you meant 'lightweight', Acer is coming out with the Cloudbook at USD169, to compete with the HP Stream series, which seem to be going for around USD230.

Thanks for the tip.  I'll take a look.  smiley


I thought to take a look at that HP Stream for my wife and daughter to share.  And quickly looked away.  In use, it's very laggy, even doing basic things.  That was with windows 8, but it was *bad*.  It was masked because of the SSD, but it was still nothing that I'd put up with.  So unless performance is not a consideration *at all*, I'd recommend a steer clear of the HP Stream.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 31, 2015, 09:53:37 AM
I'm not bleeding yet, so I think I'm ok.  Of course, that's on my laptop, not on my primary computer...

Perhaps you can point me in the right direction. I could use a nice lightweight (Windows) Laptop that doesn't cut my bank account to ribbons.  Then I could use the Toshiba as a guinea pig machine.  I'm taking a computer repair class and eventually I will succumb to the temptation of upgrading ram or some other excuse to pry the box open and screw things in, or up, or something.  smiley

Laptop purchases are a minefield that I've not learned to fully negotiate- especially on the low end.  I have a Dell Inspiron 7000, and it works very well for me, and was not exorbitantly expensive- but I had a lot of discounts to make it so.  But it is a good computer.
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Program Proposal: "File Master" Cataloging Software on: July 31, 2015, 09:51:15 AM
"As you already know"?

It seems that there is subtext in your answers that point to a prior conversation and relationship.

Please elucidate us, so no one will walk into a minefield?

No offense was intended by my post. I have nothing but the most sincere admiration for Don and his work with XYplorer--so much so that I will in all likelihood purchase the software when the changes are implemented. Conversely, I feel that, as a consumer, I have the right to keep my options open. Looking at things honestly: I have not signed any contract to purchase XYplorer, nor has Don signed a contract to adapt the software to suit my personal needs and wishes.

Agree totally!  I was just asking as we've had arguments from other boards spill over here before, and considering the inflammatory nature of some of the parts of highend01's response, I wanted anyone that was getting into the thread to know of any subcontext.  I've run into such arguments unknowing before, and it's not fun.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 31, 2015, 07:36:06 AM
Posting from Edge in Windows 10.  No problems upgrading from the upgrade wizard.  Thmbsup

I hope posting from the edge is more fun than living on the edge.





I'm not bleeding yet, so I think I'm ok.  Of course, that's on my laptop, not on my primary computer...
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 30, 2015, 09:41:30 PM
Posting from Edge in Windows 10.  No problems upgrading from the upgrade wizard.  Thmbsup
14  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Permission for a portable version on: July 30, 2015, 07:23:15 PM
Anybody else notice that thread it 3 years old?

I just looked at it as the OP updating the thread with new information, i.e.

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for Screenshot Captor there is only an older portable version (4.5.0) available at PortableApps.com available:
http://portableapps.com/node/30465

I suppose he could have created a new thread... but why?
15  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Permission for a portable version on: July 30, 2015, 03:40:53 PM
Hello,

You don't need the portableapps-version.
Download the portable zip-version right from donotioncoder at:
http://www.donationcoder....reenshotcaptor/index.html

I know this, in my posting above I wrote:

I know you offer a "normal" portable Version at your site, but this must be updated manually.

A PortableApps version has the advantage, that it is automatically updated to the current version as soon as mouser uploads a new version to PortableApps.com
When I use the portable version from this website, then I always have to update the portable version on each PC manually (we have some "specialists" that can not perform this, so this is my job).

There is the DC Updater application that does this for you also.


Additional Important information
The boss of PortableApps (John T. Haller) wrote in this posting: http://portableapps.com/c...ent/200392#comment-200392
that Screenshot Captor contains Nagware (the registration reminder), so it will not be published at PortableApps.
So if you plan to release a PortableApps version, please remove the registration reminder there.
Thank you!

Greetings

OLLI


That's not the substance of that thread IMO.  There was never a decision reached. 

Also, you can look to see that mouser responded, but there was never a definitive response.

http://portableapps.com/node/34908

I'm not sure of the substance of any response- mouser would have to weigh in on that.
16  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Program Proposal: "File Master" Cataloging Software on: July 29, 2015, 05:03:21 PM
"As you already know"?

It seems that there is subtext in your answers that point to a prior conversation and relationship.

Please elucidate us, so no one will walk into a minefield?
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I'm ready to join the HTPC (home theater pc) revolution - what to get? on: July 27, 2015, 03:35:01 PM
Either the picture is misleading, the specs are lying, or it will burn up on arrival LOL smiley  There's a reason for the specs on the CPU.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Thoughts on "next generation" forum systems? (Discourse, nodeBB, etc.) on: July 27, 2015, 03:34:01 PM
I really, really, really dislike the "endless scrolling" method. It never really seems to work with how I want to use a site, it tends to get progressively slower (not sure if it's database access or too much crud in browser memory), and it's hard to search. I haven't checked discourse in a while, so it might have gotten better - but it sucked in this regard last time I checked it smiley

You can do it very wrong... and though you can get pagination wrong, it's never exceptionally wrong.  There are some things that annoy me about SMF in general, and DC in particular on that regard.  But nothing that would make me go ick.
19  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Syntax in Different Programming Languages on: July 27, 2015, 02:02:06 PM
How useful is a site like HyperPolyglot, though?

If you're at a proficiency level with the target language that you need to site, will you be able come up with something useful by looking at a cheat sheet? I don't think a"mechanical translation" like that wouldn't end up would result in good code, unless that languages are extremely similar (Java <> C#, for instance).

I think something that would be valuable would be samples of how to write ideomatic code in the target languages (requiring the user to be familiar with basic syntax) - but it's hard to do that with side-by-side comparisons, since different languages tend to solve different problems.


Very well stated, and this is exactly what I was trying to say earlier.  Thmbsup
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now? on: July 26, 2015, 09:57:55 PM
101MB on my laptop (w8), 21m on my 32-bit desktop (w7), and 29k on my 64-bit desktop (w7)
21  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread on: July 26, 2015, 08:53:00 PM
I always use "unread since last visit" — it's my main point of entry to DC. I'd be really sorry to see that go  Sad

I can see why it would be useful... those days when I have 4 pages of threads because I haven't been religiously reading them, but I want a place to wade in.
22  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread on: July 26, 2015, 06:23:20 PM
It has been some time since I've clicked on "unread since last visit" - I do click on "Show unread posts".

This.
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: good Videos [short films] here :) on: July 26, 2015, 12:55:39 PM
Plug - A Short Film about robots raising the last human girl on earth.

https://vimeo.com/109873939

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Directorial debut from internationally renowned designer and concept artist, David Levy (Tron legacy, Prometheus, Ender's Game, Tomorrowland, Avatar2). The short film is the first 15 minutes of a science fiction TV series Levy has outlined and hopes to film. Unlike the highly VFX-ed science fiction films inundating audiences today, PLUG is a return to 1970's classics like Star Wars and Mad Max with a gritty universe made from mostly live props and real life settings. Enjoy and share!

"On a post-apocalyptic Earth, Leila Dawn (Natalie Floyd), is the only human survivor. Raised by Robots after humanity abandoned the planet they destroyed with nuclear warfare, Leila cannot forget her parents nor ignore her yearning to find other organic life. A hunt she sets out on with a Military Unit, Marker (Lex Cassar), leads Leila to discover the reality she’s been denied—a reality that sparks her ultimate quest."
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite cartoons of yesterday and today? on: July 25, 2015, 08:36:44 PM
I don't know how I hadn't seen this before.

I also dont know how Starblazers/Space Battleship Yamato, Harlock, and Robotech haven't been mentioned!

And no one's gone the Japanimation/anime route!

There's definitely some good ones there. (Crying Freeman, Yu Yu Hakusho, Berserk, Code Geass, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Mushishi, Grey, Serial Experiments Lain, Planetes, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Last Exile, Samurai Champloo, Death Note, and my Favorite - AD Police, and too many more to list!)

And Aqua Teen Hunger Force!

Cartoons and by extension Anime are my favorite short form and long form.
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now? on: July 24, 2015, 07:51:28 PM
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In the Taskbar Notification Area

- Wallpaper Cycler
- Notation
- Audion Switcher
- Steam
- Logitech Gaming Software

Hidden

- Synology Cloud Station
- Realtek Audio Thingy
- Intel Rapid Storage
- Windows Update Thingy
- Task Manager Thingy
- MSE
- LG Firmware Check
- Cubby
- Directory Opus
- Screenshot Captor
- Find and Run Robot
- HDD Sentinel
- HDD Sentinel
- UltraMon
- Windows Update Thingy
- Dropbox
- WinPatrol
- AMD Video
- Malwarebytes
- Copy
- OneDrive
- ESO Launcher (I actually haven't moused over it since I played ESO... its not actually running)
- WinPrivacy
- ESODB Updater Client
- Multiplicity
- AMD/Raptr
- TrueCrypt
- Borderless Gaming

Two that are missing right now are ResophNotes and ClipMate.
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